Raymond L. Orbach - Director, Office of Science, Department
Dr. Orbach was sworn in as the 14th Director
of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy in
March 2002. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Orbach served
as Chancellor of the University of California (UC), Riverside
from April 1992 through March 2002; he now holds the title
Chancellor Emeritus. Dr. Orbach began his academic career
as a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University in 1960
and became an assistant professor of applied physics at
Harvard University in 1961. He joined the faculty of the
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) two years
later as an associate professor, and became a full professor
in 1966. From 1982 to 1992, he served as the Provost of
the College of Letters and Science at UCLA. Dr. Orbach's
research in theoretical and experimental physics has resulted
in the publication of more than 240 scientific articles.
He has received numerous honors as a scholar including
two Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowships, a National
Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, a John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Joliot
Curie Professorship at the Ecole Superieure de Physique
et Chimie Industrielle de la Ville de Paris, the Lorentz
Professorship at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands,
and the 1991-1992 Andrew Lawson Memorial Lecturer at UC
Riverside. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society
and the AAAS. Dr. Orbach received his Bachelor of Science
degree in Physics from the California Institute of Technology
in 1956. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from
the University of California, Berkeley, in 1960 and was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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